Where are you from? I am from Edmond, Oklahoma. It is near Oklahoma City.
Broadway credits: Currently making my Broadway debut in “The Book of Mormon”.
How did you hear you’d booked your first Broadway show? It was really glamorous. I was loading laundry into the washer. Haha But in all honesty, it was a dream come true no matter how it happened!
What is your favorite event in the Broadway community? I love the Tony Awards. For a kid from middle-America living in a pre-Youtube world, it was the one time of year where I could see a glimpse of Broadway. I used to have a VHS tape that I recorded all of the performances on and would watch over and over.
What’s something about Broadway that fascinates you? All of the “magic” behind the scenes that keep a show running truly blows my mind. There are SO many people involved in making a show happen. To keep something running smoothly is a lot of work and it is made possible by a lot of hardworking individuals that the audience never even see.
What, other than theatre, has inspired you recently? Recently, I have been really inspired by those around me. I love seeing good things happen to good people and seeing my friends find success in the business and in life really brings me a lot of happiness.
If I could have coffee with any living person, it would be… Julie Andrews. She was so much a part of my childhood and in so many of the films that fueled my passion for musical theatre.
If I could trade places with anybody for a day, I would choose… Probably Justin Timberlake. I think he is awesome.
To be successful in this business, it takes… Hard work, a strong drive, staying grounded, and a good attitude. Sadly the last one is not a requirement… but it makes it SO much better for those around you and I promise it will help you out too!
Tell us a secret. I have watched the 1st Season of Desperate Housewives over 5 times. I know, I know… I am slightly embarrassed. Slightly.